A London-based executive coaching & mediation practice.
I founded Byron & Wilf to coach clients to think, communicate and behave in a way that improves their ability to manage themselves and others more effectively, achieve their professional and personal goals and reach new levels of confidence and performance at work.
An executive coach, member of Faculty at Meyler Campbell and mediator with over twenty years of experience in communications.
I work with board directors, CEOs and senior leaders on how they can improve their awareness and management of themselves and others to successfully:
- Communicate with more skill
- Transition to a more senior role
- Make difficult decisions
- Manage stress
- Resolve conflict
- Build their reputation and impact
My work as a mediator has enabled senior level individuals in global organisations to identify issues and develop a non-adversarial and collaborative approach to resolution with close colleagues, peers and team members.
I am a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Mastered Programme (2014) and have an MA in English Literature from St Andrews University (1998). I am currently studying for a MSc in the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at Kings College London. I am qualified to work with a number of psychometrics including: Hogan, MBTI, Firo-B and ESCI.
I worked with Alex following a promotion, when I was struggling, as many people do, with imposter syndrome. She helped me understand some of the misconceived assumptions I was holding on to and identified strategies to help improve my confidence and performance. Whilst some of those imposter feelings never leave, I now have control of them and feel so much more confident in my role and am performing at a higher level. I highly recommend Alex as a coach, as she gets results and is great fun to work with.Managing promotion – General Counsel
Alexandra helped me with transitional coaching when I moved law firms and was promoted from associate to partner. Our sessions combined a relaxed discussion around my situation, and natural (but highly effective) questions and guidance to unpick feelings from fact and reach conclusions as to the appropriate approach and behaviours. These sessions have given me a "blueprint" for managing situations going forwards. It feels as if there has been a step change in my ability to handle all kinds of situations with calmness, consistency and sophistication. We also discussed perception vs reality; what I would like to be known for and I how I felt when I initially joined vs how I feel now. This helped us set appropriate goals and supported discussions around professional identity, self-awareness and authenticity.Transition Coaching – Partner, International Law Firm
I have been working with Alexandra for a year now and I my professional and personal growth is visible! Her emotional intelligence and knowledge of the mind adds incredible value to Alexandra’s excellent coaching and business experience. I highly recommend her as a coach and mentor”.Female leader at Global Philanthropic Foundation
As an executive who is engaged deeply both in the organizational management of our medical foundation, and in the global strategic work of addressing the treatment side of Covid-19, I am quite certain that I would not be operating at the level that I am without Alexandra’s coaching. She has helped me; analyse the principles under which I will perform my work; prioritise when the load has become too big; modulate my responses to colleagues/boss/family; understand where my value lies so that I can continue to contribute at my highest level; and occasionally allowed me to whinge so that I don’t overwhelm my direct reports, peers and boss.Coaching through a crisis
At a time where my team is at the heart of the global COVID19 crisis response, Alexandra’s support has been invaluable to me for both my personal and professional life. These sessions have surpassed any expectation for which I am very grateful. From the start, I felt comfortable and at ease to discuss complex matters. I was supported and heard, and enjoyed insightful feedback that helped tackle obstacles specific to my field of expertise. Alexandra has helped me unravel and understand myself better, allowed space to re-evaluate, take a step back and provided perspective. This kept me sane in extraordinary times, and allowed me to regain some work-life balance.Coaching during COVID – Epidemiologist, Academic Institution